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in the military. and now as andrea tells us, gay rights groups worry they may have missed a crucial opportunity. she is live in the newsroom with more on the vote. andrea. >> that vote was a major defeat for senate democrats and gay rights advocates. many saw this bill as the last chance to overturn the law before the november elections. >> democrats were counting on republican susan collins to break ranks and support the bill. she changed her mind at the last minute. >> i think we should welcome the service of these individuals. but i cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down the debate and preclude republican amendments. >> with the 56 to 43 vote, the democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed for the bill to move forward and ultimately lift the ban on gays serving in the military. >> this year, a year when we have forces engaged in ground combat as we speak, it's not the year for the senate to suddenly say no, we're not going to pass this kind of legislation. >> another setback for the bill, president obama's pick for common of the marine corps s
, but it is one that can serve as a lesson to all of us. a little boy, just 1 1/2 years old somehow got tangled inside some drapery cords. he was strangled and he died inside his family's apartment. most apartments in this complex are outfitted with shades that open and close with a wand that is impossible for children to get themselves tangled into. but some residents installed their own corded blinds and parents we talked to said it's a hazard they never considered. >> strangling in the blinds, i never even considered anything like that, you know, i put the deals in the sockets and make sure they don't play with fire, but i never thought the blinds would strangle a child. >> it has happened many times and the cpsc is urging parents to go cordless if they can. they are also pressuring the industry to eliminate the hazard to children by either making blinds cordless or finding ways to cover the cords and make them inaccessible. >>> the only woman on virginia's death row is still waiting for word from the governor. governor mcdonnel is expected to decide on clemency. supporters say her iq of j
careful, methodical. i have a tremendous team of law enforcement working with us and i'm confident we'll be able to be successful. >> abuelazam pled not guilty today. >>> we have the condition of a doctor shot at hopkins last week. orthopedic surgeon david cohen is in good condition and continues to improve. he was shot by the son of an elderly patient being treated at the hospital last thursday. police say the gunman, 50-year- old paul warren pardus became distraught after being told about his mother's condition and he shot and killed his mother and then himself. >>> the only woman on virginia death row, the only way theresa lewis will survive is a reprieve from the district court. she is set to be the first one executed in the state in nearly a century. she was convicted of conspiring with two men to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. her execution is scheduled for thursday. >>> it's been six months since a hunter discovered the body of a young woman buried in a remote corner of montgomery county. today tanessa taylor's family pleaded for answers. police want to
us and trying to find out where this is exactly, the accident is on 270 spur, between 495 and the merge. so you can see, this is the accident. this is the inner loop heading toward the 270 main lanes, heading up north in maryland. so this is where the big mess is, so long delays will be on the inner loop of the beltway. so let's switch on to the live camera that we have on m-dot to see the backup. as you can see here over the american legion on the left hand side of the screen and the traffic moving toward you, it is barely moving. delays start at 66 up to the spur and continuing on into montgomery county. and we're looking here at old georgetown road. this is one of the alternates we've been telling folks to take and you can see it is backed up there as well. old georgetown road, rockville pike, two main alternates and go into d.c. for some of the other arteries and cut through randolph. but anywhere you go, it will be a big mess so avoid the west side of the beltway toward the 270 spur more now. back to you. >> we just heard from gary that the southbound lanes appear to
hitting ocean city is good. it's early morning hours and by the afternoon it will be a thought and give us an opportunity to clean up and get ready for the rest of the weekend. >> reporter: so the preparations are in place here in ocean city for tropical storm conditions. now it's up to earl. that's the situation here on delmarva beaches bruce leshan is standing by in virginia beach farther south. >> reporter: scott, we're just about 20 miles from the northern edge of the hurricane warning line here in virginia beach. we're expecting gale force winds overnight but i'll tell you what, there are still people out on the beach. in fact somebody just got married out on the beach. and it is looking more and more like hurricane earl will pass us here in virginia beach about 150 miles off shore. a cacophony of hurricane words on the beach and dead quiet in the emergency center. they are hoping earl slips by in the dark without waking the neighbors. but people here are haunted by the spector of hurricane bonnie in 1998. forecasters had predicted she had spared virginia beach too. but her high winds
tell us the victim was able to fight off her attacker, scattering evidence, including her eyeglasses on the ground. the young woman was catching a bus to work. it was 4:30 in the morning. >> anyone who is commuting or jogging or out at darkness early in the morning or late at night, certainly needs to take precautions. >> it's scary, because a lot of us go out all times of day or night, depending on our jobs and to think that someone could be lurking in the neighborhood, it's upsetting. >> earlier this afternoon, a canine was brought in to sniff for leads on the suspect, looking at a possible route that he traveled throughout the neighborhood to get here. he is described as a heavy set man between 35 and 40 years old. back here live on the scene, neighbors wonder if the suspect may have hid behind that bridge wall before he attacked this morning. that brick wall, we can tell you, has been here since the neighborhood was developed in the 1950s. neighbors want it torn down now they say. we made several calls this afternoon to find out who owns the property and who maintains that wal
for an interview why their home with our own bruce johnson. bruce, what can you tell us? >> if he loses, it's the biggest political collapse. and this wouldn't take place if he was up by 17 points. but he said he get it's and he can change. a lot of people don't like his governing style but he insists he's kept his problems to up the test scores and fix the school buildings and get other things done. >> i'm hearing people describe my husband using adjectives that are absolutely shocking. >> arrogant, stubborn? >> absolutely. it's very painful. >> i believe this perception that anybody can just come in and run the city effectively and they will be a little bit nicer and city won't miss a beat and it couldn't be further from the truth. >> i think everyone gets my husband now. i think they know he focuses on results and when you're moving a thousand miles an hour, there isn't much time for subtle conversation. and so he hasn't reached out. >> and this time i'm saying, we understand. we have to be more inclusive. we have to engage more. make people feel more part of the process, just like i del
to keep us safe. >> it's insensitive to other people's religions. on the other hand, you know, only in america. you get first amendment rights. >> the florida pastor says he is within his right to burn the choran, despite these warnings, he since received several death threats. >>> religious leaders here in washington are keeping a close eye on the story and they don't like what they see. as alex reports, they are calling for an end to antimuslim bigotry. >> either because politically or religiously, they simply do not like muslims. >> the message, hatred against muslims will not be tolerated. >> religious leaders cannot stand by in silence. >> top christian, jewish, and islamic are standing by. it's his way to protest the 9/11 attacks and the plan to build a mosque near ground zero. >> we will not be controlled by their fear. we will not be dominated by them. >> this is not the real america and it never has been and it never should be. >> the majority of muslims are law-abiding, are ethical, good people. >> the threat to hurt muslims resinate with many muslims. people who
development and alternative energy. >> reporter: baker talks about leadership skills. >> importantly for us, education is something that i've worked on for the last seven years, hands-on experience recruiting teachers. i think that's going to make the difference for us in the race. >> reporter: numbers are not extraordinarily high so far but as rush-hour now, people on the way home from work, a couple hours left to vote, then the counting and lesli, as you know, we will be on top of it all night long. >> we know you will, gary. thank you for that. we know the turnout has been low in d.c. too. that's where bruce johnson is following the mayoral race and the other races there. he just wrapped up an interview with mayor adrian fenty so we are going to get that to you later in the show and of course we are following all the local races online at wusa9.com. tune in tonight at 11:00 for the full race results. >>> your future is in your hands. your life is what you make of it and nothing, absolutely nothing is beyond your reach. >> for a second year, president obama delivered a message to children
mile from the regional airport. >>> it seems many of us don't want to pay for grocery bags. the five cents bag tax is falling short of original estimates but city officials say that proves the program to clean up the anacostia river is working. the examiner reports the bag tax generated $1.5 million during the first fiscal year. officials expected around $4 million. the environmental groups also report they are pulling fewer bags from area waterways. >>> still to come on 9 news now, low-cost carriers and a high-profile bid to increase market share. we will tell you what it means for travelers in our area. >>> plus, in the era of large consolidations and mergers, a store is celebrating its independence. those stories are just ahead. >>> northwest we have clouds but no showers. but hang on to this. we will take you out with titan radar. a lot of activity in richmond and raleigh and that is what we are worried about. we will talk about when that will roll in and track it and we will talk about the morning commute. >>> southwest announced a plan to buy airtran. it could mean cheaper flig
safety. be more careful when you cook in the kip and use outdoor grills and never leave them going and walk away. >>> now an update on a woman charged with animal cruelty after her dog died in a hot car. catherine washington now faces 18 months probation and during that time she can't own any pets. that was the sentence handed down bay district court judge in frederick. she pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after her 14-year-old yellow lab died in july. she left the dog in a car with the windows down while she went in to costco to buy pet supplies. the outside air on that day 104 degrees. >>> right now in largo, friends and family are holding a vigil for the maryland senate candidate hit and killed while riding her bike last sunday. she was the green party candidate. she was hit on sunday morning while riding her bike and she died one day later. police have not charged the driver who hit her yet. >>> the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell takes a hit from a federal judge. it's about the case of a former major margaret witt. the pentagon gave her a discharge under the don't a
are lawful and found that laken's motives are irrelevant, at least until sentencing. it is impossible for us to put on a defense without them. >> reporter: you have nothing left? >> we have been deprived of everything. what is left? >> reporter: the obama campaign did release a short form certification of live birth. it shows the president was born in honolulu, the state health director and registrar of vital statistics say state law prevents them from releasing the original birth certificate with the signatures. >> president clinton said he didn't have sex with that woman, monica la wince lieu wins key. what are they trying to hide? >> reporter: the military judge did delay the start of the trial for a month to give the defense more time to ask that court of appeals for help. >> if the appeals court goes against lieutenant colonel laken too, then what is he going to do? he's left with what they call the good soldier defense and what that basically draws on is 18 years of military service, his rank, the fact that he's served previously in bosnia and that he's deployed before to afghanistan
. they announced in the building, and then they took us all through the garage. >> and do you guys work on staying in a place and security comes to get you. >> yes. >> reporter: some employees learned about the incident when they returned from lunch. >> i was in the atrium and at a meeting at 1:00 and just about that time i was told that there was a gunman in the lobby. >> the effects rippled outward concerning families and people trying to get somewhere. >> first of all my husband works at whole foods so i'm worried if the bomb does go off, he could be effected. and second of all i'm trying to get to see my family in dupont circle and i can't get to see them. i can't leave here. >> why? >> i can't cross the street or leave this side of the street. i'm stuck over here. >> reporter: students at nearby blair high school were released after the incident had begun. a concern to some students. >> i think it was within the radius for -- for some sort of notification. i guess it's like two miles away. so they -- they should be able to at least notify us there might be some sort of transportation issue. >
, and that's where scott broome joins us. scott, just how bad are things where you are today? >> reporter: well, just a lot of rain fall here. i was looking at the computer at the naval air station south of us. 8 1/2 inches of rain. i'm in the chesapeake ranch estates here in lusby. take a look at this house behind me here. a mud slide. this front yard got so saturated with water, the yard literally slid under the foundation of this house, completely took out the foundation. this house has been condemned. completely unlivable with mud and water in the basement. just one example of the woes here in calvert county and further north in annapolis. a really miserable day with flooding. >> 10:00 a.m., high tide in annapolis. waterfront merchants scrambling to sandbag their store fronts in a miserable pounding rain. >> my basement is flooding because of all the heavy rain coming in from my neighbor's lots. >> but at the unfortunately named storm brothers ice cream factory, the battle was lost. when raw sewage began bubbling up from drains and water began cascading in, reid tried to fight back
not heard from the chons already since the primary. can you give us a decision as to what that is and you did not work with the chairman? >> you have campaigned for mayor fenty, your campaign lost, can you give us reactions to any of this? >> we didn't go that far as a discussion. and what is unclear is if it will be be before they take office in january and later. and gray is criticizing her management trial, her firing of some teachers. most of the supporters want her gone. reed's husband to be, former nba guard in sacramento mayor, kevin johnson, shows you what most of them believe is the national star acing among the education reformers. >> they will meet again in the next week or two, and they will figure out if this is the right fit to stay in dc and if they want that. everybody that you could panel, they want her to work for her or their organizations. and to show you the total options. i don't think that they are staying with npc. >> reporter: mayor johnson knocked out rumors after the two got married in a private ceremony. >> do you want to talk about the wedding? are you still s
know here. >> reporter: he was among the nine u.s. troops killed in tuesday's helicopter crash in southern afghanistan. >> when i first heard about it, my stomach got sick. i couldn't believe it. he had called our trainer wendy north and he was coming home shortly and he was going to come to our football game on october 2nd. >> reporter: and the reason he wanted to come back on october 2nd is because he wanted to meet with the young men you see behind me. he wanted to talk to them about the importance of leadership, the importance of honor and courage. he will not be able to do that, but now his life will stand as a testament to what a hero is all about. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. >>> are you feeling lucky? well maryland's first slots casino is on track to open by the end of the month. a company called pen national gaming said it is working to open a 1500 machine casino in perryville on september 30th. now perryville is 70 miles from the d.c. beltway. and by the way, a trial run casino night for charity is scheduled for this weekend. >>> a man accused of b
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